UniSTART (Business)

Program code


Mode of study



2 or 3 semesters


3 intakes per year


RMIT Saigon South

RMIT Hanoi City


UniSTART is an informal pathway into programs at the School of Business & Management, allowing you to combine English study with first-year undergraduate courses.

This program allows you to further enhance your English and academic skills to the advanced levels while taking some first-year courses in your selected undergraduate program.

Upon entering your full program, you will receive academic credit for the undergraduate courses that you have completed as part of UniSTART.


Program structure

Semester 1


  • English for University Pre-Advanced A and B (IELTS entry 5.5)

Semester 2


  • English for University Advanced A (IELTS entry 6.0)

Undergraduate course (Business)

  • Introduction to Management

Semester 3


  • English for University Advanced B

Undergraduate courses (Business)

  • Business Information Systems
  • Marketing Principles

Learning, teaching & assessment

Your 25 hours of additional support also includes pre-course activities at each English level.

These are designed to get you on track to study smart right from the start.

Induction activities include:

  • Diagnostic testing so teachers are familiar with your skills from the start, and can provide immediate feedback
  • Study skills workshops to help you get organised and plan for your studies
  • Team building activities to encourage students to make friends with their peers, plus an introduction to using extensive reading and library resources to build language
  • Communication skills
  • Workshops focused on student wellbeing
  • Introduction to our support services.

Once you’re up and running you’ll enjoy projects mid-semester, such as developing employment strategies in the Pre-Advanced course, and improving your research skills in Advanced.


Students can choose standard fee or fixed fee program. 

Notes on fees and charges

  1. Fees are priced and invoiced in Vietnam Dong (VND) by semester.
  2. Payment in other currencies will be converted to VND at the exchange rate on that day. Bank transfer is the preferred method of payment.
  3. The fees in USD are ONLY applicable to those international students who arrange for payment from overseas, as per Circular No. 32/2013/TT-NHNN.


(*) Fixed Fees are offered to brand new students who would like to fix their course tuition fees for a specified period of a Unistart pathway. The fixed fee program guards against potential fee increases and currency fluctuations. All fees noted above with * are fixed fees, and are correct for 2020.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

  • High school graduation diploma with a minimum GPA of 6.0/10.0 in Grade 12.

  • For other international qualifications please view entry requirements by country.

English requirements

Successfully complete RMIT English Upper Intermediate or complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic) 5.5+ (no band under 5.0)
  • IELTS (Academic) 6.0+ (no band under 5.5) is exempted from the first semester of UniSTART
  • TOEFL iBT 46-59
  • TOEFL iBT 60+ is exempted from the first semester of UniSTART

For other international English entry requirements, please view English equivalency requirements.

​Note: TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson and Cambridge results are recognised for two years from the test date. RMIT English results are recognised for one year from the test date.

Please contact the RMIT Vietnam Student Recruitment team for more information.

How to apply